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There are no black people on GoT: why is fantasy TV so white?

The genre has a problem with diversity, and George RR Martins series is no exception, but some feel its omissions reflect reality This month, the biggest TV show in the world returns for one final dragon-slaying, wall-toppling, throne-nabbing season. In the time since it last aired, memes have been shared, elaborate theories have been devised and revised, bets have been laid (Lyanna Mormont FTW) and cos-play outfits have been lovingly stitched. Yet there is one aspect that is yet to receive adequate attention: George RR Martins skewed spin on medieval…

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The Broad City Finale Was Just About Perfect

NEWSLETTERS The Daily Beasts Obsessed Everything we cant stop loving, hating, and thinking about this week in pop culture. By Clicking "Subscribe" you agree to have read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy This week: Crying through the Broad City finale. Freaking out over an Us fan theory. The Elton John biopics gay panic. Avengers: Endgame trying my last nerve. But Chris Evans remains perfect. Adele and J.Laws big night out. The Broad City Finale Was Just About Perfect On Thursday night, Abbi and Ilana had one last adventure.…

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12 Shows to Watch After Queer Eye

the Fab Fives BFF brand, each episode the emotional equivalent of sipping a hot toddy under a little forced? Sure, but The Bingea private Facebook group launched last year that is devoted to superfans of streaming content. This is a community where members are excited to post their most loved streamsand eager to find new ones. Thanks to them, Ive found many amazing shows and movies like Sex Education and Juanita. I asked the Binge family to share their favorite feel-good binges, a la Queer Eye, why they love them,…

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Now is the perfect time to catch up with FXX’s bright, bitter ‘You’re the Worst’

Gretchen (Aya Cash) is poised to be a beautiful, blushing bride in Season 5 of 'You're The Worst.'Image: byron cohen/fxx It may be entering its final season, but there’s never been a better time to catch up on You’re The Worst.  FXX’s caustic comedy about has always stood separate from its exhausted genre. If TV shows about friends muddling through early adulthood gathered at a party, You’re The Worst would be the clique in the corner, throwing back tequila shots and talking shit before starting some real drama. SEE ALSO:…

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Jason Momoa struggled to find work after ‘Game of Thrones’

Daenerys Targaryen's dragons are in the spotlight.Image: hbo Sadly, Game of Thrones isn’t returning until April 2019, but if you’re in the mood for some show- related news to hold you over, we’ve got you covered. Brett Ratcliffe, a University of Nebraska entomologist and professor, decided to name three of his eight newly discovered beetle species after Game of Thrones characters. How fun! According to The Omaha World-Herald, Ratcliffe named the three species of beetles — each from the Gymnetis genus — after Daenerys Targaryen’s three dragons: Drogon, Rhaegal, and…

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‘The Office’ got a cartoon makeover thanks to this artist

If you watched Saturday Night Live‘s Thanksgiving episode you know a mini reunion for The Office took place and it was glorious. But it wasn’t alone. Turns out Angela Kinsey and Kate Flannery, who played Angela and Meredith, respectively, on the show, were hanging out on Saturday night, too! SEE ALSO: Chrissy Teigen and *the* Jan Levinson bonded over ‘The Office’ on Twitter Kinsey dropped by Flannery and Jane Lynch’s “A Swingin’ Little Christmas” show on Saturday night and blessed fans of The Office with a few photos and videos…

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10 recent movies that revolutionized special effects

Image: nickelodeon Netflix revealed today that it will be adapting a live-action version of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender with original show runners Brian Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. Avatar ran on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008 and has streamed on Netflix in the past.  SEE ALSO: Here’s our first look at Hilda, Zelda, Harvey, and more in Netflix’s ‘Sabrina’ reboot Early concept art for the ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ live-action series. Image: john staub/netflix In the animated version, Avatar: The Last Airbender is the story of Aang, the Avatar,…

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‘Billy on the Street’ is asking important questions: Why isn’t Emma Stone on Instagram?

Our country is extremely divided, but Billy Eichner is back on the street asking real questions to real people.  Eichner led Emma Stone through the streets of New York to find out what it’ll take for her to join Instagram. SEE ALSO: Billy Eichner Proves New Yorkers Don’t Care About the Emmys New Yorkers have a lot to say to Emma Stone, it turns out. There’s the man who saw La La Land three times in theaters, the woman who doesn’t care for her to do a horror movie, and…

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Les Moonves to leave CBS ‘effective immediately’ after new sexual misconduct allegations arise

Les Moonves will step down from CBS effective immediately.Image: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic Following numerous sexual harassment allegations against Les Moonves, the CBS head will step down from the company “effective immediately.” On Sunday, CBS announced it had reached a settlement with Moonves, a 24-year veteran of the company, and that he and CBS will donate $20 million to organizations that support the #MeToo movement. SEE ALSO: The Louis C.K. apologists are missing the point The donation will be deducted from severance benefits which may be due to Moonves, and any payments…

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Review: Samsung Q8FN 4K TV

One of the best perks of the job is that I get to try some tech toys that are simply out of my price range. From high-end cameras to bonkers-expensive pro laptops, I realize I'm pretty spoiled. That's why when I had the chance to try one of the newest Samsung 4K TVs in my apartment, a sense of dread came over me. Would swapping my dinky, three-year-old 40-inch for an expansive, pricey, 55-inch 4K unit ruin my life? Would I feel compelled to immediately jump onto the higher-def bandwagon…

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The Turd Burglar strikes in ‘American Vandal’ Season 2 trailer

Someone contaminated the lemonade at St. Bernadine high school. Someone ruined chicken finger Monday. And that someone is the Turd Burglar. SEE ALSO: ‘American Vandal’ star talks mockumentary hit: ‘It’s unique beyond belief’ American Vandal — arguably the funniest and most surprising series to come out of 2017 — returns with a second season on Netflix this September.  While the first season saw two high school documentarians get to the bottom of who drew dicks all over every car in the school parking lot, this season features a new school…

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Insatiable: how offensive is Netflix’s controversial new comedy?

The story of a girl who loses weight and takes revenge on her bullies has already inspired an online petition for fat-shaming One of the recurring images on Netflixs new show, Insatiable, is that of the shows heroine, Patty, played by Debby Ryan, gorging on food. While my classmates were out losing their virginity, she says in the first episode, I was at home stuffing another hole. The shows palpable disgust for Pattys desire for food is visceral. Throughout the series, anytime Patty feels out-of-control, angry, desperate or sad, she…

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Barry Chuckle, one half Chuckle Brothers duo, dies aged 73

Manager says comedy entertainer died peacefully at home with his wife and familyBarry Chuckle a life in pictures The entertainer Barry Chuckle, one half of the comedy duo #Chucklevision Paddy McGuinness (@PaddyMcGuinness) One of my favourites from childhood years, teenage years and as an adult! Gutted. Barry Chuckle RIP sir. August 5, 2018 It has since emerged that Elliot had been suffering from ill-health for more than six months before his death. The brothers had recently filmed a new series, Chuckle Time, for Channel 5. Elliott was unwell toward the…

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Watch Parkland students’ emotional Tonys performance and cry

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of a brutal February shooting, performed “Seasons of Love” from Rent at Sunday’s Tony Awards.  Their theatre teacher Melody Herzfeld was named the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award. SEE ALSO: Here are the 2 words that got Robert De Niro bleeped out at the Tonys Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Fl. galvanized many Americans to fight actively for gun control, including with March For Our Lives. In April, several students were included in the Time…

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